Elon Musk’s biggest goal is probably the most ambitious we’ve ever seen. As known by now, Musk’s wish of reaching one of the highest points of the Universe has inspired yet amaze most of the space agencies.
He wants so much to send people to Mars that he fastens all of his projects. Musk is afraid that he’ll die, and he won’t witness such a goal happen at all. His fears, however, straighten SpaceX’s progress and brings the space agency close to the anticipated success. Musk stated at the Satellite 2020 conference from Washington D.C., that: “If we don’t improve our pace of progress, I’m definitely going to be dead before we go to Mars.”
Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Its Daring Goal to Reach Mars As Soon As Possible
SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk back in 2002 and was named in 2008, one of two corporations that would transport cargo to the ISS (the International Space Station). Until now, Musk’s space agency has flown 20 cargo resupply projects to the space station. Soon, it will transport an upgraded variant of the Dragon to carry astronauts to the orbital outpost.
But, these projects are only the beginning for SpaceX, and respectively, Musk. He’s thinking of setting foot on Mars and Moon. What scares him most? The fact that we still don’t have the best technology and statistics show that we’re not progressing much worry Musk a lot.
Back in 2011, NASA’s space shuttles retired, and space agencies turned their attention to the Russian Soyuz to carry astronauts to and from space. But, relying on the Russian Soyuz won’t do that much. It would be only a temporary agreement, and NASA tapped finally on Boeing and SpaceX for developing its upcoming astronaut missions. As much as it seems to be, almost all the will stands in Musk’s hands.
His next moves could mean a lot, if not everything, for our space future. Currently, Musk works at a massive spaceship dubbed Starship, that will transport people and cargo to Mars. The heavy-lifter is nearly 400-feet of stainless steel that could ferry the first humans to the Martian ground. Starship could liftoff as soon as the end of this year if production rates go up the level that Musk wants. So far, the spaceship is already scheduled for one journey around the Moon somewhere in 2023. The trip will transport Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire.